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Easy-Run Addressable LED Pixels 


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Easy-Run Addressable LED 


Written By: Igisha 


If you have the minimum skills in dealing with vector programs or video creations you work 
with AVI and other video formats, then you can try in the Easy run addressable LED pixels 
on your way... Programs of LED producers have to use, but only as a translator of your 
animation or video file. 

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Easy-Run Addressable LED Pixels 

Step 1 — Easy-Run Addressable LED Pixels 


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• For this project I used a plastic 
sewer pipe as a carrier pixels. 
Pixels are mounted in the tube from 
the middle towards the ends from 
the practical reasons (length of 
pipe over 1m). Pixels are usually 
planned for installation in 12mm 
hole. I set the pixels in the 5 
columns by 10 rows. It is important 
to hold the default order pixels. 
This order will make later in the 
program for programming LED. 
When you mount the pixels, 
connect them to the output of the 
SD controller, connecting the pixels 
to the power supply 5V 3.5A (per 
pixel is required 60mA current, 
mean total consumption is 3A). 

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Step 2 

• All programs to program addressed LED pixels work the same way. First, the right 
schedule and scheme setting pixels. It is important to correctly enter the number of rows 
and columns of pixels and the connection (from left to right from above, from left to right 
...). The connection method must be identical with mounted pixels. The important thing is 
the right choice of model SD controller. Do not be afraid of a large number of the listed 
controllers. In the case addressed 12mm diameter LED pixels of any manufacturer, 
product code is LPD6803 

• Then insert your video file and export the file with .led extension, ready for SD controller. 
Insert the SD CARD with the compiled software in the SD controller, turn on the power and 
enjoy your creation. See falling lights on You Tube 

• See my page for detailed instructions 

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Step 3 

• My idea was to create a hanging 
tube. The project not yet finished, 
but I have a plan of what is most 
important. Sandblasted thin film 
which I used as a lampshade gives 
an excellent effect. It blurs solid 
depending on the distance from the 
pixels and the distance between 
two pixels. 

• Lampshade should be kept in two 
rings of clirite, inner diameter equal 
tubes diameter and outer diameter 
equal diameter shade. The rings 
would have to cut on the CNC and 
stick to the tube. Lampshade to lay 
on the bottom stops and could be 

• did not get too focused in other 
programs, and similar details which 
can be found here 

This document was last generated on 2012-11-02 10:13:15 PM. 

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